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Coin Collectors Survival Manual By Scott A Travers - Coin Book Review
The Coin Collector's Survival Manual by Scott A. Travers is one of the most important coin collecting books ever written because it provides actionable advice that can make you money in coins right now, or save you from making terrible mistakes when you buy coins. This review will tell you why the Coin Collector's Survival Manual is my #1 favorite coin book.

2010 Penny Design - The US One Cent Design for 2010
Beginning in 2010, the United States will begin issuing a new reverse design for the one cent coin, commonly called the penny. See what this new penny looks like and learn what the design means.

Lincoln Commemorative Dollar - Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollar Coin
The Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Dollar is a silver dollar coin being issued by the U.S. Mint in 2009. Learn why this Lincoln coin was issued, who the profits from the sales benefit, what the Lincoln Commemorative coin is all about, and whether this coin is a good buy or not.

Make Your Own Coins - Royal Australian Mint has a Special Coin Press at the Canberra Branch
Make your own coins on the special coin press at the Canberra Branch of the Royal Australian Mint. The coin denomination is one dollar, with a commemorative

Coin Trading - How to Find Coin Traders Around the World
Trading coins with people in other countries is a great way to build a world coin collection easily and inexpensively. Coin traders exchange coins via the mail by agreeing in advance on what coins to trade. This article shows you how to get started in the hobby of coin trading around the world.

Numismaster.com - Coin Management Software and World Coin Prices Plus Coin News and Blogs
Numismaster.com was founded by Krause Publication, the Standard Catalog of World Coins people. They put the whole catalog online, along with coin collection management software, and added in some news and blogs. It's a very useful coin collecting resource; too bad it's not free...

Colorized Coins - What Are Colorized Coins?
Colorized coins are defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Commemorative Coin - What is a Commemorative Coin?
What is a commemorative coin? Commemorative coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Encapsulated Coins - What Is an Encapsulated Coin?
Encapsulated coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

NGC - What is NGC?
What is NGC? NGC is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

PCGS - What is PCGS?
What is PCGS? PCGS is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Raw Coins - What is a Raw Coin?
Raw Coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Registry Set - What is a Registry Set for Coins?
Registry Set is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Common Bronze Uncleaned Coins - Dealer Review of Common Bronze
CommonBronze.com is a coin dealer partnership that specializes in ancient uncleaned coins and the supplies needed to clean them. One one the hallmarks that separate Common Bronze from other uncleaned coins dealers is the variety of their inventory. They have freshly dug ancient coins from cultures and era spanning 1,000 years. But are their coins worth the money? Check out my review of CommonBronze.com.

Bourse - What is a Bourse - Coin Terminology Definitions - Glossary - Numismatic Dictionary
What is a bourse? Bourse is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Coin Cartwheel Effect - What is a Cartwheel Coin
Cartwheels and the cartwheel effect on coins are defined on this coin terms glossary page

2x2 Coin Holder - What is a 2 by 2 Cardboard Coin Holder?
A 2x2 cardboard coin holder is explained on this coin terms glossary page.

Coin Inscription - What is the Inscription on a Coin
Coin inscription is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Alloy - What is a Coin Alloy?
Alloy is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Bag Marks - What is a Bag Mark on a Mint U.S. Coin? - Coins Definition - U.S. Coin Terminology - Numismatic Glossary - Coin Collecting Dictionary
What is a Bag Mark? Bag Mark is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Business Strike - What is a Business Strike? - Coins Definition - U.S. Coin Terminology - Numismatic Glossary - Coin Collecting Dictionary
What is a Business Strike coin? Business Strike is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Cent - What is a Cent? - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Dictionary
What is a Cent? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of coin terminology. Cent is defined on this page.

Coin Blank Definition - What is a Coin Blank
What is a Coin Blank? Coin Blank is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Coin Flip - What is a Coin Flip?
What is a coin flip? Find out what a flip is on this coin terms page.

Coin Hubbing - What is a Coin Hub and the Hubbing Process Described
Coin hub is defined on this coin terms glossary page, and the coin hubbing process is briefly explained.

Coin Legends - What are the Legends on a Coin
The legends of a coin is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Coin Motto - What is the Motto on a Coin
Coin motto is defined on tghis coin collecting terms glossary page.

Patina - What is the Patina of a Coin?
What is the patina of a coin? This coin terms page has the definition of coin patina.

Coin Tokens - What are Coin Tokens?
The term Coin Tokens is defined on this coin term glossary page.

Coin Toning - What is Toning on a Coin?
What is coin toning? This coin terms glossary page defines toning on a coin.

Cud on a Coin - What is a Cud on a Coin
What is a cud and how does it get on a coin? Learn the definition of cud on this coin terms glossary page.

Die Abrasion Doubling - What is Die Abrasion Doubling on a Coin?
Die abrasion doubling is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Die Adjustment Strike - What is a Coin Die Adjustment Strike
Coin die adjustment strike is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Die Clash - What is a Clashed Die Error?
Learn what is meant by a die clash error on this coin terms glossary page.

Die Rotation - What is the Die Rotation on a Coin?
The die rotation of a coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Essai Coin - What is an Essai Coin?
The essai coin type is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Exonumia - What is Exonumia or Paranumismatica?
Exonumia, also called Paranumismatica, is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Field - What is the Field of a Coin?
Fields on a coin is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Grading Service - What is a Coin Grading Service
Coin Grading Service is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Hairlines - What are Hairlines on a Coin
Hairlines on a coin is defined on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Investment Grade Coins - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Dictionary
What are investment grade coins? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of coin terminology. Investment grade coins are defined on this page.

Mint State Coin - What is a Mint State Coin?
Mint State coin is defined on this coin term glossary page.

Numismatics - What is Numismatics?
Numismatics is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Die Crack - What is a Die Crack
What is a die crack? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Die Crack is defined on this page.

Dime - What is a Dime? - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Dictionary
What is a dime? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Dime is defined on this page.

Half Dollar - What is a Half Dollar? - U.S. Halves Defined - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Numismatic Dictionary
What is a half dollar? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Half dollar is defined on this page.

Repunched Mintmark RPM - What is a Repunched Mintmark
Repunched mintmark, also known as an RPM, is defined on this cointerms glossary page

Overpunched Mintmark OPM or OMM - What is an Overpunched Mintmark
Overpunched mintmark (OPM or OMM) is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Red Book - What is the U.S. Coins Red Book
What is the U.S. Coins Red Book? The Red Book is defined on this coin terms glossary page.

Reeded Edge Defined - What is a Reeded Edge? - Definition - Coin Terminology - Glossary - Numismatic Dictionary
What is a reeded edge? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Reeded edge is defined on this page.

Reverse of a Coin - Coin Terms
What is the reverse of a coin? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of coin terminology. The reverse of a coin is defined on this page.

Shotgun Roll - What is a Shotgun Roll of Coins - Double Shotgun Roll - Terminology - Glossary - Definition
What is a shotgun roll of coins? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Shotgun roll of coins is defined on this page.

Slabbing - What is Meant by Slabbing Your Coins - Definition of Slabbing - Coins Terminology - Dictionary - Numismatic Glossary
What is meant by

VAM Numbers - What are VAM Numbers
What are VAM Numbers? This coin collecting term is defined on the Glossary page for VAM Numbers.

Spiked Head Coin - What is a Spiked Head Coin
What is a spiked head coin? Your Guide has the definition to this and other coin related terms in the glossary of numismatic terminology. Spiked head coin is defined on this page.

Denticles on Coins - Why do Some Coins Have Denticles?
This FAQ explains why denticles appear on many U.S. coins of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Error Coins and Die Varieties Coin Collectors Club - CONECA
The coin collectors club which specializes in error coins and die varieties is called CONECA. The acronym stands for Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America. Learn the history of CONECA, how to find its web site, and how to join the club on this web page about CONECA.

Grade Rarities Versus Mintage Rarities - What Is a Grade Rarity?
An understanding of rare coins is essential if you are going to buy supposedly rare coins, especially the ones in PCGS and NGC type holders. There is a big difference between a grade rarity and a mintage rarity; one might be a sucker's bet, while the other is proven solid gold. Learn which is which and why in this article about rare coins.

Chattanooga Coin - Dealer Review of Chattanooga Coin's Products and Services
Chattanooga Coins is a self-proclaimed coin wholesaler who sells at high retail prices. Much of their material is close-out leftovers from TV promotions and large estate purchases where they have picked up the bulk leavings after other dealers buy the rare material. This article is a review of their products and services.

L and C Coins - Coin Dealer Review for Lee Crane and L&C Coins
L&C Coins is one of the biggest advertisers in the weekly and monthly coin magazines, usually taking out expensive two-page spreads offering coins

Littleton Coin - Dealer Review of Littleton Coins
Littleton Coin is one of the best-known coin dealers in America. They advertise extensively, and do virtually all of their business through the mail via their approval service. In this review of Littleton Coins, I tell you whether buying from them is a smart decision.

One Per Person Coins - How Do Coin Dealers Get So Many Coins That Are Limited to One Per Person or One Per Household?
How do coin dealers get so many coins that are limited by the U.S. Mint to one per person? for example, the 2009 Ultra-High Relief coin was limited to one per household, but some dealers have hundreds of coins for sale. How are they getting them? Do they have a special deal with Mint? I have the answer in this FAQ about limited coins.

Coin Fraud - Fake Silver Eagle Coin Fraud
Coin fraud is an unfortunate reality of coin collecting, but it's easy to educate yourself about fake coins and coin fraud subjects. This article teaches out how to spot fake silver coins, especially fake silver eagles from China.

Blank Coin - How Much is My Blank Coin Worth
Sometimes people come across blank coins in circulation, and they wonder what they've got and if it's worth anything. This FAQ page answers these questions about blank coins.

Buffalo Nickel Dates - What Is My Buffalo Nickel With No Date Worth
Buffalo Nickels with no dates on them present an interesting challenge. How do you learn how much the coin is worth if the date has worn off?

MCMLXXXVI on Gold Coins - No Date on Gold Coin
Some U.S. gold coins seem to be lacking a date. Instead, they have a sequence of letters, such as MCMLXXXVI. Learn how to interpret these symbols on gold coins that seem to have no date on them.

Adjustment Marks on Coins - What are Weight Adjustment Marks?
Adjustment marks appear on many pre-1840 coins, although they are most frequently seen on coins dated prior to 1821. Learn what weight adjustment marks are, what caused them, how to distinguish them from other field marks such as roller marks, and how adjustment marks affect the value of your coins.

State Quarters For 2008 - Artist Renderings - 2008 Statehood Quarters
State Quarter designs for 2008 are shown in the form of the official U.S. Mint artist renderings. The photo gallery will be updated woth the actual struck coins as each new State Quarter is released, along with my insider's commentary and observations.

Chinese Coin Counterfeting Ring Makes Fake Silver Coins - Fake US Coins & Fake Crowns
Photos of a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation, which is striking fake silver coins. The photos include images of the fake coin dies being used, the machinery the coins are being struck on, and the final products ready to be placed in fake PCGS and NGC slabs.

Chinese Coin Counterfeting Ring Makes Fake Silver Coins - Fake US Coins & Fake Crowns
Photos of a Chinese coin counterfeiting operation, which is striking fake silver coins. The photos include images of the fake coin dies being used, the machinery the coins are being struck on, and the final products ready to be placed in fake PCGS and NGC slabs.

ANA Convention Baltimore 2008 - Larry Shepherd and Ed Moy Cut the Ribbon
Larry Shepherd and Ed Moy cut the ribbon to open the 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money in Baltimore.

ANA World's Fair of Money 2008 in Baltimore
The 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money was held in Baltimore this year. This is a photo gallery of the interesting people, displays, and events that make the annual summer ANA coin show the best numismatic event of the year.

U.S. Mint Display at the 2007 ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee
Photo of the U.S. Mint Display at the 2007 ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee

ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee - Coin Show Photo Gallery
ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money coin show photo gallery, along with generous commentary and my observations and opinions about the coin show displays, exhibits, and coin dealers.

ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee - Coin Show Photo Gallery
ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money coin show photo gallery, along with generous commentary and my observations and opinions about the coin show displays, exhibits, and coin dealers.

Ebay Coin Tips - Top 5 Ways to Avoid Buying Fake Coins on eBay
Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of fake coins on eBay by following these five simple steps.

Presidential Dollar Doubled Dies - Hub Doubling on Presidential Dollars
Photo gallery of Presidential Dollars that were struck from doubled dies.

Fred Weinberg's Tour of the Shanghai Mint in China
This photo gallery and commentary features images from Fred Weinberg's tour of the Shanghai Mint in China. Fred shares some amazing images with us, including solid gold planchet strip leftover from punching the coin blanks for gold Panda coins, the galvano for the silver Panda master hub, error coins collected by the Chinese Mint workers, and more.

Albanian Money - Albania Coins in Circulation
This is an image showing the coins which are currently used as money in Albania. This Albanian coinage is part of the monetary system used in Albania.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

World Coins - Coinage and Money Systems Around the World - Circulating Coins
This photo gallery of world coins shows the current, circulating coins in use money systems around the world, along with a description telling what the coins are called (coin denominations) and relative values to each other.

Slab - What is a Slab - Definition of a Slab - Coin Terminology - Definitions - Numismatic Glossary
What is a coin slab? Your Guide has this definition and other coin words defined in the Glossary of Numismatic Terminology, a dictionary of coin related terms. Coin slab is defined on this page.

First Ladies Gold Coins - First Spouse Presidential Coins - Presidents Wives Coin Photos
Photo gallery of the First Spouse gold coins issued in conjunction with the Presidential Dollars. These coins show the first ladies of the U.S. for presidents who had a first lady.

First Ladies Gold Coins - First Spouse Presidential Coins - Presidents Wives Coin Photos
Photo gallery of the First Spouse gold coins issued in conjunction with the Presidential Dollars. These coins show the first ladies of the U.S. for presidents who had a first lady.

New Lincoln Penny Designs 2010 Proposed Lincoln Cent Reverse
These images show the design candidates for the Lincoln Cent reverse slated to begin in 2010. This reverse will be permanent. Which one do you think should have been selected?

New Lincoln Penny Designs 2010 Proposed Lincoln Cent Reverse
These images show the design candidates for the Lincoln Cent reverse slated to begin in 2010. This reverse will be permanent. Which one do you think should have been selected?

New Pennies for 2009 - New Penny Designs
The new pennies for 2009 are shown in artist renderings. The new penny design for 2009 is the first time in 50 years that the penny reverse (tails side) has been changed!

Presidential Dollars Coin Program - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Coins
Presidential Dollars, See Artist Renderings of the new Presidential Dollar Coins before they come out, plus compare the actual coin to the proposed design as enter circulation.

Presidential Dollars Coin Program - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Coins
Presidential Dollars, See Artist Renderings of the new Presidential Dollar Coins before they come out, plus compare the actual coin to the proposed design as enter circulation.

Coin Grading FAQ - What is Coin Grading and How Can I Learn to Grade Coins?
Coin grading is a very important skill for anybody who wants to buy or sell coins. Grading coins is much more than just being able to tell the difference between an Uncirculated coin and a well-worn Good or Fine coin. This FAQ answers the basic questions that people new to coin grading are likely to ask.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar
This is an image gallery of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar
These are images of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar.

Fake PCGS Slabs - Diagnostics for Counterfeit PCGS Holders
This photo gallery shows the diagnostics to determine whether a PCGS slab is fake or genuine. The fake PCGS holder is shown side-by-side with the genuine PCGS holder, with markings to show you exactly what to look for.

Famous & Rare Coin Profiles - Famous Mint Errors - Type Coins and Coin Stories
The story behind most coins is as interesting as the coins themselves. Why do we only put dead people on U.S. coins? Does the U.S. Mint make error coins on purpose so the dollar coins will circulate? Why did the U.S. issue a quarter dollar with a bare-breasted Liberty on it? The stories behind our coins make fascinating reading.

Oklahoma State Quarter Artist Rendering
Oklahoma State Quarter Artist Rendering

Shanghai Mint in China - Chinese Government Mint at Shanghai
The front facade of the Shanghai Mint in China is modeled after the Philadelphia Mint in the U.S.

Washington Presidential Dollar Doubled Die WDDR-001
Washington Presidential Dollar Doubled Die WDDR-001

Adams Presidential Dollars Double Edge Lettering Error Coins Type 1 Photo A
Photo gallery showing John Adams Presidential Dollars that got two sets of edge lettering inscriptions on them.

The First Plain Edge Washington Dollar
Photo of the first plain edge Washington Dollar to be put up for sale on eBay.

Counterfeit PCGS Slab
Counterfeit PCGS slab, originally published in the

Roller Marks on a 1921-S Morgan Dollar
Photo of roller marks on a 1921-S Morgan Dollar (detail).

Chinese Coin Fakes Being Minted by Hand
A worker in a Chinese fake coin minting operation feeds a planchet into the coin press to strike a fake silver dollar.

Lincoln Cent 2010 Lincoln Penny Proposed Design 1
This is one of the proposed designs for the new Lincoln Cent, which will be the permanent reverse beginning in 2010.

New Penny Design 1 - New Pennies 1
The new penny design for 2009, first design.

Martha Washington Gold Coin (Obverse) - Artist Rendering
Photo of artist rendering of Martha Washington gold coin obverse in the First Spouse series

Presidential Dollars Reverse - New U.S. Presidents Dollar Reverse - Artists Rendering
Presidential Dollar Coin, Reverse Design, Artists Rendering

PCGS Genuine Coins - What Is the PCGS Genuine Service?
The PCGS Genuine service is causing confusion among coin collectors because these PCGS holders have no grade on them. This FAQ explains what a PCGS Genuine coin is and how to tell what the codes on the slab label mean.

What is a Coin Flan?
Find out what a coin flan is on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Denticles - Coin Terms & Definitions - What are Denticles?
Denticles is defined on this glossary page of coin terms. Find out what denticles are.

Coin Community Numismatic Forum - Discuss Coin Collecting on the Coin Community Forum
The Coin Community Forum is one of the friendliest coin-related forums on the Web. It's family-friendly and they have plenty of in-house experts to help you out with your coins. Learn more about them on this page.

Special Mint Sets SMS - What Is a Special Mint Set
The Special Mint Set, or SMS is a certain type of Mint set that was only issued for a short time for a specific reason. Learn the facts about these interesting and unusual coins.

Selling Coins
There are many reasons you may want to sell your coins. You may lose interest in a particular series. You completed a collection and want to move on to something else. Or, the most common reason, you inherited a coin collection and you do not collect coins, so you want to sell them. Here you will find guidance on how to sell your coins and get the most money for them while avoiding the rip-off artists that are out there.

Coin Buying Advice - How to Buy Coins - Finding a U.S. Coin Dealer - Discovering Rare Coin Bargains and Sales
Your Guide offers coin buying advice, articles, and tips. There are several ways to build a collection of rare coins, some of which might be new to you. Get the most for your money whether you buy U.S. coins, Canadian coins, or ancient Chinese Cash coins. Articles tell how to find ethical coin dealers, negotiate the lowest prices, find unsorted lots, and more.

Rare & Gold Coin Investing - Rare Coin Dealers -Coin Investment Advcie
Although most coin collectors hope their collections will increase in value over time, serious investing in gold coins and rare U.S. coinage requires careful planning. Learn about coin collecting as an investment -- what types of coins to buy, and why, and how to avoid the costly mistakes that many new rare coin invesstors make.

Start Collecting Coins
Are you interested in coins and find them fascinating, but you don’t know how to start a coin collection? Coin collecting can be a fun, enjoyable, relaxing and profitable hobby if you know where to begin and how to proceed. I will cover all the basics of coin collecting and get you started on a hobby that will last a life-time.

Coin Collecting Glossary
Here you will find definitions of various words and terminology that are used in coin collecting.

Canadian Coin
Canada produces some of the most beautiful coins in the world. From common business strike coins for circulation to commemorative coins and bullion coins, the possibilities are endless. Here we will explore the diverse world of Canadian coins.

Coin Books & Resources
There is a wealth of knowledge that has been published on coins and coin collecting. Books, websites and computer programs have been written to pass this knowledge on to all those who seek it. Here is a list of resources that you can use to learn more about your favorite area of coin collecting.

Buying Coins
Some coins you can pull right out of your pocket to add them to your collection. All the rest must be purchased. Here is a guide to help you find places to buy coins, pay the lowest price possible and advice that will help you from getting ripped-off.

Coin Collecting Terms and Glossary B - Coin Terms Beginning With B
Coin collecting terms and glossary entries beginning with the letter B can be found on this coin terms glossary page.